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. and the most elite of the elite are the group who have been re-elected. >> mm-hmm. >> and so i think that this is their chance, this is obama's chance to really say put it out there and say this is -- the first time is really -- this is what i want to do, and the second time is, like, this is what i want to be. and i think that in a case of a black president it's even more important because the first time around it was jubilant, it was the first black president, it was so exciting. the second time around is this wasn't a fluke. this guy really did it. he did a good job, and the american people reaffirmed that he did a good job and re-elected him. and so many-in some way because he's a black president i think that the second inaugural for him is more important than the first. >> well, that is the reason for the second inaugural. let's go to nbc's peter alexander because peter was there for that d -- the more intimate inaugural, if you will, having been sworn in some 35 minutes ago, give us some details. >> reporter: alex, this ceremony lasted barely a minute, the president surrounded
election. for now, the next 18 months, obama's going to drive the agenda here in washington. this is the best time for him to get through immigration reform, gun control. this is the time for him right now -- this next year particularly is when he has the most influence that he'll have. >> do you concur with that? if you do, what does that say about the last two years of eight years for a president in the white house? >> it says a lot over the last couple of years about campaigning and doing politics, which is normal for the modern presidency. i disagree a little bit with perry. i think the president has these first 100 days. beyond that, it's dependent upon the state of the economy. that's going to be a determinate factor. >> you say 18 months. you say 100 days. you're tough. >> 100 days, then we'll see. >> there's a new political article i want to go on. it says democratic senators in red states may break with the white house. part of the quote from the article reads as follows -- senior democratic senators and aides say the president must face a stark political reality ev
, people thought, this is the moment. what we're seeing is a lot of variable democrats up for re-election in 2014 in the senate, and it's just a very hard bargain to drive for some of those red states. >> yeah. amy, get you an article i see highlighted. i read at home. highlighted. i do. this is obama runs afoul of dem base. you wrote this. talked about a few things. among the things in your examples, the chuck hagel nomination, a second term cabinet dominated by white men. how does the president deal with backlash from his own party? >> i think he has to start talking to them a little more. i've been hearing from democrat strategists angry about this. they need to be a little less sloppy as was the case with the pastor. they need to embrace this woman problem. it's been a problem with them for a while, since the start of the administration, melanie barnes going on a golfing trip, crist simple f criticism for not even golfing with women. >> good to see you both here. stick around. after the show, maybe we'll talk. >>> more front page politics today. today is the last day of the gop's annu
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